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Former teammates miss Nick Markakis at Orioles' annual FanFest event
Former teammates miss Nick Markakis at Orioles' annual FanFest event

The departure of right fielder Nick Markakis, who after nine seasons with the Orioles signed a four-year, $44 million contract this winter with the Atlanta Braves, had a significant impact on the players he left behind in Baltimore. "It’s going to be different in the locker room,” catcher Matt Wieters said. “Ever since I’ve been out here, he’s been in his same locker. It’ll be different going in there. At the same time, I wish the best for him. Nick was a great teammate, he’s a great friend, and we’ll stay in touch.” Markakis was the longest-tenured Orioles player and one of the club’s most consistent performers, with seven...

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